Bluestar Silicones, a global silicone supplier, has been certified under the Responsible Care Management System for its plant at the East York Industrial Park.
The facility, which opened in 2012, underwent three independent audits as part of a year-long program to align with the environmental, health and safety standards under the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care program.
In 2012, Bluestar Silicones combined its manufacturing facility in Rock Hill with one in Ventura. Bluestar’s occupied the former Hella building. The new plant has 226,000 square feet of space, including state-of-the-art clean rooms and space to expand.
“During the relocation and integration of two locations into one new site, safety was our top priority,” said Dave Beaty, Director of Strategic Development and Compliance. “Safety of our employees, our contractors, our neighbors and the environment was key to our success, all while maintaining continuous supply for our customers throughout the transition.”
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The company produces a range of silicone technologies at the York facility.
• T & S Automotive has opened at 606 Albright Road in Rock Hill. The owners are Tony Pannell and Steve Alleman.
The garage is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m Monday through Friday and is a full-service NAPA Auto Care Center. All parts and repairs carry a 24-month or 24,000 mile nationwide warranty, mechanics are ASE certified, and there is a 24-hour towing service. For information call 803-909-4100.
• Katie Stacks, assistant vice president of marketing at Family Trust Federal Credit Union, recently earned the Credit Union Certified Marketing Executive designation from the Credit Union National Association.
Stacks graduated in 2004 from Winthrop University with a degree in integrated marketing communications. She joined Family Trust in 2004.